RECONCILED IN CHRIST
RECONCILED IN CHRIST!
Daily Word - Sept.15 - Pastor Sheliah
OUR MANDATE!: THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION
“God has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ; and He has made us agents of this same reconciliation.” (2Corinthians.3:18)
Thus, it is His ability working in you to express the same love and grace that Jesus gave you - to others - not because they “deserve” or “earned” it. But because “freely you have received; freely give.”
“And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Himself.”(2Cor.5:18)
LOVE THEM - AS JESUS LOVES:
Yes! You are an AMBASSADOR OF RECONCILIATION to “reconcile them to Christ.” To tell them that Jesus has already “paid the price” for their sin! To tell them that He no longer “counts their sin against them” – because He died that they might live! His Life reconciles (pays the price & settles the account) for their sin and they become a New Creation in Christ! (2Corinthians.5:19)
When you are "in Christ" God looks at you - not to find what’s wrong with you but – He looks at you through the Blood of Jesus! And you are now “Hidden in Christ” – and thus He cannot see any sin “In Him!”
Receive that revelation - “When He sees the blood applied over your life” He will “pass over you!” [Jesus is our Passover,] So now when the Holy Spirit makes you aware of something in your life that is not working properly, He is not trying to “shame” or “guilt” you. He wants to “change” you! He is working a “miracle” in you! He is pointing out to you – the exact place of your next miracle! He is changing you, from “Glory to Glory!”
“In the light of your co-inclusion in His death and resurrection, whoever you thought you were before, IN CHRIST you are a brand new person! The old ways of seeing yourself and everyone else are over. Acquaint yourself with the new!...
“God has placed this message within us. He now announces His friendship with every individual from within us! Our lives exhibit the urgency of God to persuade everyone to realize the reconciliation of their redeemed identity." (1Corinthians.5:17,19,20 MB)
➖ Yes! We are reconciled that we might reconcile others!... ~Shelia Hart Artt